The AGD office will be closed Dec. 25-26 & 29, 2023 and January 1, 2024, in observance of the holiday season. The office will be open on December 27-28, 2023.

Applications for the 2024 AGD Fellowship Award, Mastership Award and Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition must be submitted online by Dec. 31, 2023, to be considered for participation in the 2024 Convocation ceremony.

If you need to contact the AGD because you have questions about applying for the FAGD, MAGD or LLSR, we will respond on January 3, 2024.  If your questions are received on or before the December 31, 2023 deadline and you have met all other requirements, your application WILL be accepted for consideration for the 2024 Convocation Ceremony.  All questions should be emailed to

In order to allow time for processing, Fellowship Exam applications should be submitted no later than noon on December 22, 2023, to better ensure that members can make testing appointments at SMT/Prometric testing centers before December 31, 2023. Please be aware that SMT/Prometric is independent of the AGD and may have limited testing hours during the holiday season.

If you need to contact the AGD to report that your appointment to take the Fellowship Exam at an SMT Testing Center was canceled due to weather or an unannounced closure, please reschedule your exam with a representative of the testing company as soon as possible. Email documentation of your original appointment and the rescheduled appointment to along with your 2024 Fellowship Award Application by December 31, 2023, to ensure that you can still be considered for the 2024 AGD Fellowship Award.


Getting Started

You can take the AGD Fellowship Exam at an AGD Scientific Session, during the Fall Fellowship Review Course, or at a Schroeder Measurement Technologies Inc. (SMT) testing site near you.

The exam consists of approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a one-day, four-hour testing session. It includes material from all dental disciplines and emphasizes the clinical application of accepted dental knowledge, techniques and procedures.

Any active general dentist or associate member who joined AGD after February 2010 will be subject to a 7-day waiting period prior to applying for or sitting for, the AGD Fellowship Exam, in order to verify his or her membership status. AGD student members are not eligible to take the exam until they have attained their dental license and have transitioned from student to active AGD member.